Atlus Loosens Persona 5 Streaming Restrictions

Atlus has changed their guidelines on what players can and can’t stream in Persona 5.

Previously, Atlus recommended players not the stream past the 7/7 in-game date. Now, the publisher has taken a step back and now says players can stream beyond that.

We recognize that our fans are the reason why the game is the major worldwide success it is, and we continue to want them to be able to enjoy the game without fear of being spoiled. However, we also heard your issues with the guidelines and have decided to revise them. Because we want to give players the most access to the game while respecting the original goal, we’re now asking players to refrain from streaming or posting video past the end of the in-game date of 11/19—when the main story gears up for the final act.

We also want to apologize to those of you who saw the previous guidelines blog post as threatening. We want to be transparent about what we do, and the reason we released the guidelines was to give streamers the right information up front. It was never our intention to threaten people with copyright strikes, but we clearly chose the wrong tone for how to communicate this.

Atlus has not commented on whether or not they will allow the share functions on the PlayStation 4 in the future.